19801985 studijavo Valstybiniame dailės institute (dabar
Vilniaus dailės akademija), Tekstilės katedroje.
Nuo 1983 dalyvauja parodose.
Nuo 1999 Lietuvos dailininkų sąjungos narė.
Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė. Instaliacija O mano angele.
2003, vilna, vėlimas, kamšymas, h 190
Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė. Instaliacija Saldžių
sapnų, Judita. 2003, vilna, vėlimas, daigstymas, siuvinėjimas,
Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė. Puota. 2001, vilna,
šilkas, linas, gobelenas, 150x266 (Edmundo Armoškos nuosavybė)
Wise Penelope and Playful Nausicaa
Textile and woman
emerge as inseparable in Antique literature: queens and their maids,
immortal deities and nymphs would spin and weave. The female artist
Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė not only weaves and spins, she also
makes her works by felting and cushioning, embroidery and macramé.
She is interested in the royal textile techniques, like
tapestry, yet on the other hand, she can orchestrate dried flies or
boiled spaghetti into a conceptual piece of art. Soon after graduation
of the Art Academy, she resisted the established tradition (at that
time the supremacy of form in textile arts in Lithuania was unquestionable)
and tried to discover for herself the secrets of textile art. She looked
for ways to express herself, but never got attached to one specific
style, claiming that what matters is the idea, while an artist will
always find a vehicle for it.
In her life, she manages to reconcile the roles of an artist and a wife
and a mother, she teaches (cloth and other rare textile techniques)
and heads the Textile Chair at the Vilnius Art Academy. Back in the
1990s she proposed to include embroidery, miniature painting and silk
screening classes into the program taught to textile students. She does
much to liaison interaction between textile artists and costume designers.
And, into the bargain, she is one of the most active initiators of textile
Today the themes and motives of her art reflect the diverse experience
she gets in life, no subject being too mundane for the artist. In her
work, poetic and subtle insights marry with the rational and entrepreneurial